BLK Live, the music venue situated in North Scottsdale on Butherus Drive across from Scottsdale Quarter, has hosted a successful series of rock ‘n roll shows over the past few years featuring bands that epitomized the best of the 1980s ‘hair metal’ rock scene that grew out of Los Angeles.
Now the club aims to bring to Scottsdale one of the standout bands of the early 1990s, with the announcement of Soul Asylum playing BLK Live on September 13, 2018. Tickets are available at Ticketmaster and at BLK Live.
Soul Asylum is in the midst of a career resurgence. The band is on a summer-long tour that includes its stop in Scottsdale. Soul Asylum is opening up shows for the equally radio-friendly 1990s bands 3 Doors Down and Collective Soul on “The Rock n Roll Express Tour”, as well as playing selected shows as headliners on their own.
Soul Asylum leaped to prominence 25 years ago, in June 1993, with the release of the single ‘Runaway Train’ from their 1992 “Grave Dancers Union”. This song captured the hearts of millions and earned Soul Asylum founder-singer-songwriter Dave Pirner a Grammy Award for Best Rock Recording in 1994.
Prior to that massive breakthrough, Soul Asylum, which hailed from Minneapolis, MN, had been a scrappy rock ‘n roll outfit, influenced by other Twin Cities bands The Replacements and Husker Du. Soul Asylum recorded three indie LPs on local label TwinTone in the mid 1980s, before signing with A & M Records for their next two LPs, amassing a steadily dedicated fanbase, before breaking through with Grave Dancers Union.
Since then, Soul Asylum has toured occasionally, and released excellent LPs, like 2016’s Change of Fortune, including the rockin’ single “Supersonic.” The band is also looking back with the July 20 re-release of its two early releases, the 1984 LP “Say What You Will… Everything Can Happen” and 1986 LP “Made to be Broken” in expanded and remastered versions on Omnivore Recordings.
This show will sell out – Get your tickets soon at BLK Live for Soul Asylum live on September 13, 2018.